Cory Branan, “Bad Man”

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Bruce Springsteen’s anthemic shadow looms large over this slice of heartland rock and roll, which sounds like a contemporary update of the title track from Born To Run. Like a veteran poker player, Cory Branan plays it cool during every verse, waiting until the arrival of the chorus before throwing down a loaded hand filled with glockenspiel, brass, piano and electric guitar.

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